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Published On: Tue, Oct 7th, 2014

NFF suggests foreign coach to replace Keshi

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Keshi_02By Albert Akota

Newly elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has admitted that there is a possibility of hiring a foreign coach for the Super Eagles to replace Stephen Keshi.

Pinnick was speaking on a television program monitor by our correspondent; he submitted that his board will opt for a foreign coach if the need arises.

There has been a talk about what the new NFF board would decide to do with Stephen Keshi, whose contract ran out at the end of Nigeria’s participation at the last World Cup in Brazil, and is now handling the team on an interim basis.

“It is very possible that we could get a foreign coach but first we have to give Keshi a chance. He is a hero and we should treat him as such,” said Pinnick.

“He has won the Nations Cup both as a player and as a coach for Nigeria and we must regard him with respect.

“I very much support us having local coaches and I will encourage that. But if it happens that he can’t continue, then we may get a foreign coach.”

Different opinions have been formed since Keshi’s contract expired and he probably wouldn’t have been offered a new contract had the Aminu Maigari board remained, but it remains to be seen what the present board led by Pinnick

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